After completing an apprenticeship as a draughtsman, Hanspeter Wirth studied industrial design at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Three years after finishing his degree, he started his own business and worked for customers in the fields of product design and interior architecture both domestically and abroad. As a leading store designer, he developed the new generation of retail shops for a chain of department stores. He has already received numerous awards for his work. Hanspeter Wirth has been a lecturer and mentor at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) since 1999.